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Food allergies in school: design and evaluation of a teacher-oriented training action

Overview of attention for article published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics, December 2014
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Title
Food allergies in school: design and evaluation of a teacher-oriented training action
Published in
Italian Journal of Pediatrics, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/s13052-014-0100-8
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Authors

Licia Ravarotto, Giulia Mascarello, Anna Pinto, Maria Rita Schiavo, Marina Bagni, Lucia Decastelli

Abstract

BackgroundFood allergies are perceived as a significant problem in school environments; as a result, a teacher¿s ability to recognise and deal with allergic reactions is of fundamental importance to protect children¿s health. This paper includes the results of a study conducted for the purposes of designing, implementing and monitoring a specific set of teacher-oriented communication actions.MethodsThe study involved designing, implementing and assessing five workshops. These workshops were designed on the basis of the analysis of perceptions and information needs investigated by three focus groups (25 teachers). The level of the teachers¿ knowledge and appreciation of the workshops was evaluated by using two structured questionnaires (n¿=¿158).ResultsThe teachers feel that they are insufficiently informed about food allergies; this knowledge gap is confirmed by an analysis of their knowledge before participating in the workshops. According to the teachers, the information which would be most useful to them has to do with the practical management of allergies in school. They feel that there is a lack of a professional contact person for precise and reliable information on health issues. The workshops seem to be appreciated as an information method. In addition, there appears to be a need to involve all children in awareness raising activities and education projects on this subject.ConclusionsThere is an urgent need for training actions on food allergies in Italian schools, in particular the communication of practical information regarding the management of allergies and emergencies. More communication between the medical and school staff is, in particular, advisable.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 39 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 18%
Student > Bachelor 6 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 15%
Researcher 5 13%
Student > Postgraduate 3 8%
Other 6 15%
Unknown 6 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 26%
Social Sciences 8 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 21%
Computer Science 2 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Other 5 13%
Unknown 5 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 March 2016.
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#11,674,436
of 19,459,575 outputs
Outputs from Italian Journal of Pediatrics
#291
of 780 outputs
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#159,149
of 331,783 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Italian Journal of Pediatrics
#29
of 74 outputs
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